Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Turnhouse has become Scotland’s fastest growing airport, and now offers more domestic and international destinations for travellers than ever before, as evidenced recently by an upgrade in services from three airline carriers. Ryanair will have the most significant impact, offering services to Bologna, Cagliari, Leipzig Palma, Limoges, Carcassonne, Malta, Rome Poitiers and Bologna, and Zadar (Croatia). Norwegian Air Shuttle has extended the number of flights to Copenhagen from once per week to twice weekly, while Cimber Sterling will offer three flights per week to Copenhagen.

The airport currently sees over eight million passengers each year, and the number is certain to rise with carriers such as Ryanair taking bold steps to remove airport check-in desks entirely, and moving exclusively to a “100% web check-in” policy.  Changes of this nature will undoubtedly reduce the number of inconveniences that have plagued airport traffic for decades, especially if these services become available to non EU citizens, or even as passengers arrive travelling with already checked through baggage.

Reduced mobility customers passing through Edinburgh will quickly discover a refreshing incentive as a result of using the web, which presently allows any hold luggage to be checked in free of charge.  Airport check-in desks at Ryanair will be phased out over 2009, and the transition is expected to be completed by October 2009.  Many smaller airlines are expected to follow suit, amending web check-in policies to accommodate anywhere from 15 days to 4 hours prior to scheduled flight times.

There are currently around 20 retail outlets at Edinburgh Airport.  These include a full range of high street stores such as the consumer electonics retailer Dixons as well as the World Duty Free selling perfurme, alcoholic goods, niche luxury goods and chocolate gifts.

Edinburgh Airport Practical Information

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